The emergence of comparative legal history

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Access full text here:10.4337/9781781955222.00006
Keyword: Social Sciences, Law, Law (excluding Law and Society), Samhällsvetenskap, Juridik, Juridik (exklusive juridik och samhälle), Rättsvetenskap
Publication year: 2019
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It would be wrong to think that the comparative approach to law started in the 19th century. In Antiquity, for example, Plato compared the Nomoi of the Greek city states, and Aristotle studied the different forms of state and their influence on the laws.


Ancieto Masferrer

Faculty of Law, University of Valencia
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Kjell-Åke Modéer

Luleå tekniska universitet; Samhällsvetenskap; Lund University
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Olivier Moréteau

Louisiana State University
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